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WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy & Commerce Committee packed in quite a bit this week, holding three hearings and a subcommittee markup. #SubCommTech kicked off the week with a hearing Wednesday morning where members examined the country’s emergency alerting systems. That same day, #SubHealth reviewed four bipartisan bills to advance public health ranging from anti-human trafficking measures to the creation of a registry to collect data about the incidence of cancer in our nation’s firefighters. On Thursday, #SubHealth advanced the FDA User Fee Reauthorization Act and two other bipartisan public health bills.

In case you missed it, E&C released a series of videos recapping the importance of the FDA’s user fee programs and what it means for patients everywhere. Check it out here.

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Freshmen committee members Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) and Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) settle in ahead of Wednesday’s #SubCommTech hearing on the country’s emergency alerting systems.

Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) leans over to talk with a staffer during Wednesday’s #SubHealth hearing on four bipartisan bills.

Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) has a lighthearted moment with committee staff before the start of the #SubHealth markup.

Full committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and full committee Vice Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX) laugh at a joke Thursday morning.

Members review notes and amendments while #SubHealth Chairman Burgess gavels in the Thursday morning markup.

GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) shares a smile with seatmate, and #SubCommTech Chairman, Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

Dr. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) and Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) before voting on H.R. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017.

#SubEnvironment Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) and #SubEnergy Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) chat during Thursday’s #SubHealth markup.

Witnesses for Friday morning’s #SubEnvironment hearing ready their opening statements in preparation for the start of the hearing on our nation’s drinking water infrastructure.


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